Connolly Family History

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Connolly Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conghaile ‘descendant of Conghal’, a name meaning ‘hound valiant’ or of Ó Conghalaigh ‘descendant of Conghalach’, a derivative of Conghal; the two surnames have long been confused. Another possible origin is the West Cork name Mac Coingheallaigh (or Ó Coingheallaigh) ‘son (or ‘descendant’) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Donnelly, Conroy, Cooley, Hennelly, Connon, Connor, Munnelly

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Connolly Family Origin

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Connolly Family Occupations

What did your Connolly ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Connolly occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Connolly's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Connolly family was Tailor. Labourer, Coal Miner and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Connolly.

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Laundress

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Connolly ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Connolly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Connolly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Connolly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Connolly. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Connolly. For the veterans among your Connolly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Connolly Life Expectancy

What is the average Connolly lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Connolly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Connolly in 1940 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Connolly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Connolly ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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